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6 Mindful Gift Ideas

Tessa Brennan

Six mindful gift ideas for EVERYONE: Boost positivity & happiness while strengthening your connection

Forget sweaters or the latest tech gadget, at Vertellis, we love giving gifts that feel MEANINGFUL. Whether it's a shared experience, great conversation, or the gift of self-reflection, there are so many unique ways to show loved ones that you care. Read on for six of our favorite mindful gift ideas and check out Vertellis Shop for gifts designed to create connection!

Are there any people in your life who already seem to have everything and don’t “need” much in the way of gifts? They may be perfectly happy and content, but you’d still like to help them celebrate special occasions like birthdays or Christmas. Sound familiar?

If you can relate, this post is for you! Today we’re sharing 6 thoughtful gift ideas that will not only make your loved ones feel happy and special but will create memories for LIFE - we promise!

Six thoughtful gift ideas: 

1) Give away shared time 
2) Give away time with Vertellis Chapters
3) Send a gratitude letter
4) Make a photo album
5) Plant a tree
6) Have a deep conversation with the Vertellis Holiday Edition

Give away SHARED time

What creates more shared memories than doing something together? You probably won’t remember a pair of jeans or costume jewelry for the rest of your life (heck, you may not even like it after a few years!). Even a fancy tech gadget that makes you super happy in the moment will eventually be recycled. 

A shared experience, however, stays in your mind (and heart!) forever. This is an especially amazing gift for someone you don’t see as much as you’d like.

Some of our favorite ideas: create a cooking class to share a recipe you learned on your last trip abroad, plan a picnic in nature, take them to the theater. The amount of money spent is not what’s important here - this gift can be FREE.  All that matters is spending time together. Let your imagination run wild!

Man and woman having picnic on blanket with wine and grapes.

Give away TIME with Vertellis Chapters

Most of us make time for the household, the job, the friends, the family, the partner and all the other important things in life...but where is the time for yourself? The time spent deliberately alone to reflect and recharge your batteries? When we don’t take this time to ‘disconnect’, we often spend our days feeling stressed rather than satisfied.

With Vertellis Chapters you can counteract this and give someone the gift of "time." This unique mindfulness journal allows the recipient to consciously take time alone each day - even if it’s only for a few minutes. They’ll answer questions, such as: "What am I grateful for today?" while discovering what really motivates and drives them. 

Woman taking time alone and writing in Vertellis Chapters

Send a gratitude letter

This is a special tradition for me (Vanessa from Team Vertellis in Germany!). At Christmas, I send letters to everyone who has made my year more beautiful or in some way made me happy or inspired. I share why I appreciate the relationship, what special memories I associate with them, and times I was grateful for their love and support. Finally, I simply say THANK YOU for being part of my life!

The reactions are always the same: everyone is happy and appreciates these honest words.

But these types of gratitude letters aren’t just for Christmas! They can be written for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc.

I do follow one rule when sending gratitude letters: Only POSITIVE things are discussed! Another cool benefit of sending gratitude letters: writing a letter like this is actually a present for you, too. It’s amazing to reflect on how many wonderful people are already in our lives!

Fountain pen on letter with flowers sitting on paper.

Make a photo album

Perhaps reading the gratitude section brought special memories to mind: a trip with someone special, a wedding, or birthday party. Why not use this experience and make a photo album out of it? This is not only fun but also strengthens your sense of connection with the recipient.

Five friends taking photograph and smiling

Plant a tree

This special gift not only does something good for the planet, but it’s also something that will keep you and the recipient connected forever - making it a gift for eternity. 

If you don’t currently have a large garden or backyard to plant the tree, check out Treedom! They plant trees worldwide - Japan, Kenya, South America, etc. - which could lead to an amazing tree-visiting trip down the road. 

Little girl in blue shirt bent over holding planter.

Have a deep conversation with the Vertellis Holiday Edition

The benefit of this gift is quite clear: you can use it the same day and instantly create special memories! 

I personally give away the Vertellis Holiday Edition to celebrate Christmas or birthdays, as I am always surprised by the conversations it creates.

The Holiday Edition is a question card game whose questions allow you to reflect on the past year together while looking forward to the next. And even though many people use this game during the holidays (hence the name!) you can play the game ANY time of year. 

Answer questions such as: “Which moment would you like to relive?” and “What will you achieve next year?” It’s unbelievable how many profound conversations can happen when you ask such questions - even if you have known each other for many years!

Two women smiling and playing Vertellis Holiday Edition

We’d love to hear from you! 

How did you like our suggestions for mindful gift ideas? What gift would you add to this list? 

Drop a comment below or tag us with #myvertellismoment on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you!


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